Crossroads of Domestic Violence and Mental Health


This was the October session of our ongoing Workshop Wednesday series. 

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Event Description

This training will provide participants with information on domestic violence dynamics and the intersection of behavioral health. The trainer will walk through tactics used in domestic violence relationships that are also often both warnings signs and barriers to leaving the abusive relationship. Additionally, the impact from this type of relationship on one’s mental health and the trauma that may linger will also be briefly discussed. Upon completion of the training, providers will be able to identify warnings signs of domestic violence, list ways to support survivors, and uncover community resources.


Brittany Love, M.A.

Brittany Love

Brittany oversees a program that reaches more than 7,500 youth, adults, and professionals annually as director of prevention and education for the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) in Grand Forks, N.D. She coordinates implementation of evidence-based violence prevention and healthy relationship education in 16 Grand Forks County schools and at the University of North Dakota, the state’s flagship university, as well as the Green Dot bystander intervention program. In addition, she and her team provide trainings to professionals on domestic/sexual violence, childhood exposure to violence and trauma-informed practices that are based on latest research and best practice. Brittany has presented locally and nationally about CVIC’s program success and the importance of prevention education in the organization’s initiative to end violence in two generations. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree in sociology from the University of North Dakota and has eight years of experience in the social justice field as a presenter/educator.

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